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IPEDS ID: 130794
OPE ID: 00142600
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Yale University
Woodbridge Hall, New Haven, Connecticut 06520
General information:  (203) 432-4771
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  12,385 (5,532 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Navy, Air Force)
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty4,682788
Research and public service1,995200
Total graduate assistants-2,671
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$42,300$44,000$45,800$47,6003.9%
Books and supplies$3,300$3,400$3,450$3,5252.2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,000$13,500$14,000$14,6004.3%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$59,320$61,620$63,970$66,4453.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid179458%————
Grant or scholarship aid65348%$29,911,530$45,806
Federal grants19614%$1,378,024$7,031
Pell grants19614%$890,024$4,541
Other federal grants1229%$488,000$4,000
State/local government grant or scholarships121%$29,900$2,492
Institutional grants or scholarships65348%$28,503,606$43,650
Student loan aid13310%$699,179$5,257
Federal student loans13110%$615,863$4,701
Other student loans71%$83,316$11,902
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,86952%$126,561,838$44,114
Pell grants70513%$3,063,138$4,345
Federal student loans56910%$3,391,241$5,960
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$16,528$19,317$18,164
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$7,596$3,918$6,554
$30,001 – $48,000$7,698$6,287$8,014
$48,001 – $75,000$6,939$6,913$7,094
$75,001 – $110,000$14,879$16,229$12,559
$110,001 and more$40,868$34,366$39,194
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment12,385
Undergraduate enrollment5,532
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment24
Graduate enrollment6,853
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 17%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 11%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 47%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 6%
Out-of-state: 81%
Foreign countries: 13%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $80
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants30,23614,36215,874
Percent admitted7%7%6%
Percent admitted who enrolled67%66%68%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading720800
SAT Math710800
SAT Writing710790
ACT Composite3135
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 99%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 98 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 97%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 90%
6-year: 98%
8-year: 98%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 88%
6-year: 97%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 96%
Female: 98%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 89%
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 93%
Hispanic/Latino: 96%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 99%
Two or more races: 94%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 90%
Non-resident alien: 95%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Environmental Design/Architecture-5--
Category total177321
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African Studies01--
African-American/Black Studies0121
American/United States Studies/Civilization451056
Area Studies, Other1---
East Asian Studies414--
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other6---
European Studies/Civilization-2--
German Studies1---
Latin American Studies6---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies3---
Russian Studies2---
South Asian Studies0---
Women's Studies6---
Category total742877
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology3711712
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1---
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other-114-
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology852011-
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-11418
Evolutionary Biology2365-
Genetics, General-01726
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-132
Neurobiology and Anatomy-021
Pathology/Experimental Pathology-041
Physiology, General-014
Category total146529886
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-360106
Category total-360106
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General391669
Computer Programming, Specific Applications3---
Category total421669
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering3519617
Chemical Engineering10586
Electrical and Electronics Engineering5656
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics2748
Engineering Science15---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering9654
Mechanical Engineering7846
Category total83513247
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General6013711
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other7---
Category total6713711
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1---
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0---
Chinese Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1312
Comparative Literature-544
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1123
French Language and Literature6331
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0524
Italian Language and Literature2221
Japanese Language and Literature0---
Latin Language and Literature3---
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-141
Portuguese Language and Literature0---
Russian Language and Literature0---
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-001
Spanish Language and Literature1735
Category total21352324
Health Professions and Related Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing---0
Medical Scientist-346-
Nursing Administration-89-70
Nursing Science--200
Physician Assistant-36--
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing---0
Public Health, General-1361013
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other---1
Category total-29514584
History, General91272624
Category total91272624
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-3012-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-0--
Category total-30225-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies18---
Category total18---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General17031
Mathematics, General18472
Statistics, General3124-
Category total3816143
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Cognitive Science17---
International/Global Studies0---
Mathematics and Computer Science9---
Medieval and Renaissance Studies-004
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other76000
Category total102004
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-33--
Environmental Studies22---
Forestry, General-231715
Natural Resources Management and Policy-106--
Category total221621715
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0---
Religion/Religious Studies59129
Category total19121715
Physical Sciences
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other1---
Chemistry, General183324-
Geology/Earth Science, General601411
Physical Sciences, Other1---
Physics, General2626920
Physics, Other0---
Category total55644936
Psychology, General76141019
Category total76141019
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development-0--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics-26--
Economics, General186201820
International Relations and Affairs3826--
Political Science and Government, General135271618
Category total3871155252
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other-12--
Theology/Theological Studies-77--
Category total-1480-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2181310
Art/Art Studies, General15---
Directing and Theatrical Production-5--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11008
Film/Cinema/Video Studies12-01
Fine/Studio Arts, General-60--
Music Performance, General---24
Music, General108464
Music, Other-13-
Playwriting and Screenwriting-3--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-26--
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism-5--
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-12--
Category total692192247
Grand total1,3271,730762490
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 19
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 13
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $32,060
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $29,333
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined114116
Field Hockey17
Ice Hockey2830
Swimming and Diving3333
Other Sports38
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1929 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program(!)4/1/1958 - 12/31/2007Resigned
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses10/16/1972 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1923 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs2/1/1948 -  Accredited
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., Accreditation Commission
(SCPE) - Clinical pastoral education (CPE) centers offering CPE and supervisory CPE programs3/1/1964 -  Accredited
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration(!)7/1/1968 - 12/5/2011Resigned
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology7/1/1938 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/25/1999 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels(!)10/7/2014 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health12/22/1946 -  Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree7/1/1954 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1928 - 3/31/2013Resigned
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs9/1/1928 - 4/2/2013Resigned
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
Yale University School of Medicine Psychology Internship
12/1/1970 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations523827
Liquor law violations27206
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations265
Liquor law violations8120
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1612
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault400
Motor vehicle theft732
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible1510
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault300
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate0.6%0.6%0.9%
Number in default8914
Number in repayment1,2841,3121,414
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)